Forest Therapy & Foraging Experience

DATES

Saturday 4th April - Dartington Estate. 10am till 2pm

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Saturday 11th July - Killerton Estate. 10am till 2pm

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Join this very special exploration of the senses; a relaxing morning among trees and plants to bring you alive, and help you develop a 'wildful' relationship with this land.

You will be introduced to Shinrin-yoku, (forest-bathing): a deeply restorative nature connection practice.

Blending this Sensory experience with foraging for wild food to reveal the many ways plants offer us nourishment, support and simple yet powerful techniques to keep us safe and held as we gather and learn from the land.

This 4 hour exploration will cover no more than a mile and culminate with a rustic tea ceremony. You are invited to bring food to share for a wild picnic feast after the tea ceremony.


This experience is suitable for ages 11+.


YOUR GUIDES

Emma Capper – Creative Journeys in Nature

Certified Nature and forest therapy/Shinrin Yoku guide and expressive artist
(Shinrin -yoku translates as "taking or bathing in the atmosphere of the forest)

On a walk, Emma offers invitations to help you become fully present in your senses, experiencing the forest from an authentic place of heart with the curiosity of a child. It is deeply relaxing and playful experience as you tune into the plant and animal world with the senses our ancestors used to thrive and survive.

Wild food walks and courses are led by Myrtle Cooper, a professional forager and wild food educator. Myrtle has been leading wild food courses since completing an MSc in Ecological Food Systems, where she focussed on developing sensory and intuitive techniques to connect people with plants, the land and ourselves, experiences that build our capacity for self care and improve wellbeing.

Myrtle specialises in teaching about wild edible plants, and delights in sharing intuitive and sensory techniques for learning the art of foraging. On wild food courses you can expect to hear stories about plant folklore and history, and learn about their medicinal and culinary uses. You're invited to enter into the lifeworld of plants, and to take time out to develop your own unique relationship with them.


TICKETS

Tickets are £33 per adult, and we welcome young people aged 11 -18 for free but please email myrtle@wildandcurious.org.uk to check availability for free places. Advance booking is essential.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Forest Therapy & Foraging events go ahead regardless of rain or shine. In exceptional circumstances we may postpone an event due to dangerous weather conditions. In the event of a cancellation, we will email 24 before the event, so please keep an eye on your email inbox. In these rare cases we will offer you a full refund or the option to transfer your booking to another date. We regret we are unable to offer refunds unless the event is cancelled or postponed.